A MUSIC charity will open its doors with major local musical groups performing a concert to celebrate its launch at the Marches School.

Music MOB's concert, starting at 7.30pm at the Morda Road site will include groups such as the two Porthywaen Silver Bands, the Orthopaedic Male Voice Choir, rock band, the Axe Lads and local children’s choir, the Clefhangers.

Early learners from the charity and a wind band, formed of children from local schools, will also be performing on Saturday, June 18.

A spokesman for the charity said: "Music is everywhere; it’s part of our everyday lives and we all take it for granted.

"The intention is to grow the service and offer music tuition to many more children in many more schools."

Music MOB was formed to ensure that music can be a choice for local children, regardless of their financial situation.

Since starting this project, the charity is now helping and teaching 66 children in three local primary schools for free.

Children who have benefited from this have said: "Music is very important in my life – it is relaxing, interesting and makes me feel as though I am really achieving something."

The spokesman added: "The pupils are also being offered a lot of opportunities while part of Music MOB, including a recent treat to a free concert by the Whittington Festival Players.

"The group of professionals that visit Whittington every year playing a series of chamber concerts, offered the children an insight of what a professional musician's life looks like.

"The children heard string music by Britten and Boccherini, as well as a special rendition of Alan Ridout's Ferdinand the Bull.

"The students also took part of a concert for Ukraine on Sunday, May 8, at the Holy Trinity Church, where a choir performed their own individual songs and then with 200 students from other schools in the town where they sang The World in Union."

The charity continues to be supported by donations of unwanted instruments and larger donations, as it relies heavily on the generosity of its donors.